List of Compatible Media File Types for WD TV and WD Elements Play


IMPORTANT Important: The following file types can be played by the WD TV HD Media Player, WD TV Mini Media Player, WD TV Live HD Media Player, WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, WD TV Live Streaming Media Player, WD TV Live Hub Media Center, or the WD Elements Play. Any file type not listed below is not supported. If a file type is not listed in the compatible formats below, and does not play on your model of the WD TV, you can attempt to convert the file to a compatible format type using video conversion software.



Media File Formats Supported on the WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 1) (Based on Firmware Version 1.03.01)

Video -- WMV9, AVI (MPEG1/2/4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TS, MOV/MP4 (MPEG4, h.264), DVR-MS, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)

  • MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 support up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution.
  • FLV file extensions are NOT supported. Neither are RMVB videos from Real Media. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
  • The WD TV HD Media Player only supports certain types of codecs based on the extension of your file. You can check the User Manual for a list of supported codecs for each file extension.

Pictures -- JPEG/JPG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG

  • JPEG only supports compressed RGB format files. BMP only supports uncompressed files. TIFF only supports single layer files. BMP, TIFF/TIF, PNG, and GIF have a max resolution of 2048x2048. JPEG/JPG has a max resolution of 4096x4096 unless it is in a progressive format, then maxes out at 1280x720.

Audio -- MP3, WMA, MPA, M4A, MP4A, OGG, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC, FLAC, Dolby Digital, AIF/AIFF, MKA

Playlists -- PLS, M3U, WPL

Subtitles -- SRT, SMI, SUB, ASS, SSA

Note:
Be sure to check our Downloads Library for for the latest firmware. You will also find release notes showing what functionality has been added with the update.

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Media File Formats Supported on the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player, WD TV Live Hub Media Center, WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, WD TV Live HD Media Player, and WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2) (Based on Firmware Version 3.12.13 for the WD TV Live Hub Media Center, 1.06.16_B for the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player, 1.06.15_V for the WD TV Live HD Media Player and 1.01.77 for the WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2))

Video -- MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TRP, TS, MP4, ASF, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)

  • MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 support up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution.
  • FLV file extensions are supported (using a video codec of H.264 and an Audio codec of AAC only) in the latest firmware version for all of the above devices besides the WD TV HD Media Player (Gen 2).
  • RMVB videos from Real Media are not supported. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
  • The WD TV Live HD Media Player only supports certain types of codecs based on the extension of your file. You can check the User Manual for a list of supported codecs for each file extension.

Pictures -- JPEG/JPG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG

  • JPEG only supports compressed RGB format files. BMP only supports uncompressed files. TIFF only supports single layer files. BMP, TIFF/TIF, PNG, and GIF have a max resolution of 2048x2048. JPEG/JPG has a max resolution of 4096x4096 unless it is in a progressive format, then maxes out at 1280x720.

Audio -- MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS

  • AAC/Dolby Digital/DTS decodes in 2 channel output only. You will need an audio receiver capable of decoding these codecs for additional channels.

Playlists -- PLS, M3U, WPL

Subtitles -- SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

Note:
Be sure to update your WD TV Live HD Media Player to the latest firmware.

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Media File Formats Supported on the WD TV Mini Media Player (Based on Firmware Version 1.00.60)

Video -- AVI (Xvid, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MP4/MOV (MPEG4), RM or RMVB 8/9/10

  • RMVB supports up to 1024x576x24, 1024x576x30, or 800x600x30 compressed video resolution.
  • MPEG1/2/4 supports up to D1 resolution (720x480 in NTSC, 720x576 in PAL)
  • RMVB videos will play on the WD TV Mini Media Player only. They are not supported on the original WD TV HD Media Player, or the WD TV Live HD Media Player.
  • FLV file extensions are NOT supported. You will need to use conversion software to convert them to a supported format.
  • The WD TV Mini Media Player only supports certain types of codecs based on the extension of your file. You can check the User Manual for a list of supported codecs for each file extension.

Pictures -- JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG

Audio -- MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, OGG, APE

Subtitles -- SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

Note:
Be sure to check our Downloads Library for for the latest firmware. You will also find release notes showing what functionality has been added with the update.

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Media File Formats Supported on the WD Elements Play (Based on Firmware Version 1.01.10)

IMPORTANT Important: Some versions of the WD Elements Play user manual incorrectly states that the device supports DIVX encoded videos. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Video

Extension Filename Container Format Codec Supported Limitation
(Supported up to)
.mpg MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-1 YES 1920*1080 30fps
MPEG-2 YES
Audio Codec MPEG YES
MP3 YES
MP2 YES
PCM YES
DTS NO
Dolby Digital YES
.mpeg MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-1 YES 1920*1080 30fps
MPEG-2 YES
Audio Codec MPEG YES
MP3 YES
MP2 YES
PCM YES
DTS NO
Dolby Digital YES
.m2a MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-1 YES1 352*240 30fps
Audio Codec MPEG
.mlv MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-1 YES1 352*240 30fps
Audio Codec MPEG
.mpv MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-1 YES1 352*240 30fps
Audio Codec MPEG
.dat CDXA/MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-1(VCD/SVCD) YES

720*576 30fps

Audio Codec MPEG
.vob MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-1(VCD/SVCD) YES 720*576p 30fps or 720*480p 30fps
Audio Codec MPEGYES
LPCM YES
PCM YES
Dolby Digital YES
DTS NO
.ts MPEG-TS Video Codec MPEG-1(VCD/SVCD) YES 1920*1080 30fps
AVC(H.264)YES
Audio Codec
MPEG YES
MP3 YES
MP2 YES
PCM YES
DTS NO
Dolby Digital YES
.tp MPEG-TS Video Codec MPEG-1 YES 1920*1080 30fps
Audio Codec MP2YES
Dolby Digital YES
.trp MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-2 YES 1920*1080 30fps
Audio Codec MP2YES
.mp4 MPEG-4 Video Codec MPG1 YES 1920*1080 30fps
MPEG-4 YES
MP4V YES
MP42 YES
AVC(H.264) YES
Audio Codec AAC-LCYES
.avi AVI Video Codec 1920*1080 30fps
Xvid YES
MPG1 YES
MPG2 YES
AVC(H.264) YES
MJPEG-A YES
MJPEG-B YES
Audio Codec MPEGYES
MP2 YES
MP3 YES
LPCM YES
PCM YES
Dolby Digital YES
DTS NO
Vorbis YES
AAC YES
AAC-LC YES
WMA YES
.mov Quicktime Video Codec MPEG-4 YES 1920*1080 30fps
MJPEG-A YES
MJPEG-B YES
MJPA YES
H.263 YES
AVC(H.264) YES
Audio Codec MPEGYES
ADPCM YES
U-LAW YES
AAC-LC YES
AAC YES
PCM YES
.3gp MPEG-4 Video Codec MPEG-4 YES 640*480 30fps
H.263 YES
Audio Codec AMR WAYES
AMR NA YES
.iso ISO Video Codec MPEG-2(DVD) YES 720*576p 30fps or 720*480p 30fps
Audio Codec MPEGYES
LPCM YES
PCM YES
Dolby Digital YES
DTS NO
.img IMG Video Codec MPEG-2(DVD) YES2 720*576p 30fps or 720*480p 30fps
Audio Codec MPEGYES2
LPCM YES2
PCM YES2
Dolby Digital YES2
DTS NO
.mkv Matroska Video Codec 1920*1080 30fps
Xvid YES
RealVideo YES
AVC(H.264) YES
MPEG-4 YES
Mpeg-2 YES
mpeg YES
Audio Codec AACYES
AAC-LC YES
MP3 YES
Cooker YES
Vorbis YES
Dolby Digital YES
FLAC YES
DTS NO
WMA YES
.rm/.rmvb RealMedia Video Codec RV40 YES 1280*720 30fps
RV30 YES
Audio Codec Real Audio cookerYES
Real Audio 10 YES
AAC YES
AAC-LC YES
.m2ts BDAV Video Codec MPEG-2 YES 1920*1080 30fps
Audio Codec PCMYES
DTS NO
Dolby Digital YES
.qt QuickTime Video Codec cvid YES 1920*1080 30fps
AVC YES
Audio Codec PCMYES
AAC YES
.m4v MPEG-4 Video Codec AVC YES 720*480 24fps
Audio Codec Dolby DigitalYES
.mod MPEG-PS Video Codec MPEG-2 YES 704*480 24fps
Audio Codec Dolby DigitalYES
.flv Flash Video Video Codec H.263 YES 720*576 24fps
AVC YES
Audio Codec MP3YES
AAC YES
.3g2 MPEG-4 Video Codec MPEG-4 YES 352*288 30fps
Audio Codec AACYES
.m4b AVI Video Codec XviD YES 1920*1080 30fps
Audio Codec AACYES
.m4p AVI Video Codec XviD YES 1920*1080 30fps
Audio Codec AACYES
1 After renaming file to .mpeg
2 After renaming file to .iso

Music

Extension Filename Container Format Codec Supported Limitation
.mp2 MPEG Audio Layer 2 YES Supported up to 32Kbps-320Kbps
.mp3 MPEG Audio Layer 1 YES Supported up to CBR/VBR 32Kbps-320kbps 8-48KHz
Layer 2YES
Layer 3YES
MPEG2.5YES
.wav Wave PCM YES Supported up to 32kbps-192Kbps
LPCMYES
ADPCMYES
.pcm Wave PCM YES 1411.2 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo
.adpcm Wave PCM YES 1411.2 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo
.aac ADTS AAC-LC YES Supported up to 8-48KHz
.m4a ALAC AAC-LC YES Supported up to 8-48KHz
.m4r MPEG Audio AAC-LC YES Supported up to 8-48KHz
.flac FLAC FLAC YES Supported up to 8-48KHz
.wma Windows Media Audio WMA 2 YES 32Kbps-320Kbps
.ape Monkey's Audio Monkey's Audio YES Supported up to 8-44.1KHz
.ogg OGG ogg Vorbis YES Supported up to 8-48KHz
.mpa MPEG Audio Layer 2 YES 224 Kbps 44.1 KHz stereo

Pictures

Extension Filename Format Supported Limitation
(Supported up to)
.jpeg (normal) JPEG YES 13000*10000
.jpeg (progressive) YES 1280*720
.jpe YES 13000*10000
.jif YES 501*506
.jfif YES 4288*2848
.jfi YES 501*506
.bmp (non-compressed) BMP YES 8000*8000
.gif (static) GIF YES 8000*8000
.giff YES 900*600
.tiff (RGB) TIFF YES 8000*8000
.tif (RGB) YES 8000*8000
.png (Non-alpha) PNG YES 8000*8000

Note:
Be sure to check our Downloads Library for for the latest firmware. You will also find release notes showing what functionality has been added with the update.

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